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SOCIAL HOUSING GRANT WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Member for Cranbourne Jude Perera MP has announced Casey council has been awarded a sought-after Victorian government grant to boost local social housing. The Social Housing Investment Planning (SHIP) grant provides $2.5 million to local governments to plan new social housing in their regions. More..

Cheaper Car Rego For Thousands More Victorian Tradies

Thousands of trade apprentices who rely on their car to travel to work every day will be hundreds of dollars better off, with the Andrews Labor Government extending its registration discount program. Under the scheme, eligible apprentice tradies can apply for a 50 per cent..

More Investment For Young Victorians Who Need It Most

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to invest in at risk Victorian youth and children, by announcing opportunities for two new Partnerships Addressing Disadvantage. From 16 July 2018, applications will be sought from organisations to develop programs that improve engagement and education outcomes for vulnerable..

Strong Outlook Maintains Victoria’s AAA Credit Rating

The Andrews Labor Government’s strong financial management has been recognised yet again, with Victoria maintaining its triple-A rating with international credit agency Moody’s Investor Services. Moody’s latest report on the Victorian economy said the rating was attributable to a number of positive factors including “a..

Turnbull Set To Short Change Victorians Yet Again

Malcolm Turnbull is set to short-change Victorians yet again, this time slashing Victoria’s GST allocation by as much as $1.6 billion. The Turnbull Cabinet is expected to meet today and sign off on the Productivity Commission’s final report into horizontal fiscal equalisation. New analysis has..

Half-Way To 50: Another Level Crossing Gone For Good

The Andrews Labor Government has now removed 25 dangerous and congested level crossings, with drivers in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs benefitting from a faster, smoother and safer journey over a new Thompsons Road overpass. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke..

Funding Boost To Give Every Child Every Chance

The Andrews Labor Government is giving Victorian schools extra resources to support students with disabilities and ensure every child, no matter their background or circumstance, gets a great education. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced each Victorian government school will share in more than..

Broadening Little Minds With Language Classes At Kinder

Thousands of children will have the opportunity to learn another language while attending kindergarten, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. To kick off this initiative, Minister for Early Childhood Education Jenny Mikakos today encouraged parents, teachers, service managers and those in kindergarten communities to join..

New Police Powers: DNA The Clue To Crack Unsolved Crimes

Police will no longer need court approval to get DNA samples from adults suspected of having committed an indictable offence under new powers to be introduced into parliament today by the Andrews Labor Government. The Justice Legislation (Police and Other Matters) Bill 2018 streamlines powers..

Monash Freeway Transformation Another Step Closer

The transformation of the Monash Freeway has reached another milestone, with expressions of interest now underway to build the $711 million second stage of the project. Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities Paul Fletcher said motorists make more than 470,000 trips on the corridor..

BUILDING OPENING FOR ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE in Cranbourne East

Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP today visited St Thomas the Apostle to officially open the Schools new learning areas This project benefited from a $1.5 million investment of the Andrews Labor Government. It is one of the many Victorian schools benefiting from the Labor..

Faster Mobile Forensics To Investigate Crime Anywhere

Three new specialist forensic vehicles are ready to hit the road to give police investigators faster access to critical information at major crime scenes, including terrorism incidents. Minister for Police Lisa Neville today joined Victoria Police to unveil the $2 million mobile trucks, funded by..

Strengthening Laws On Young Parolees

The Andrews Labor Government is toughening up laws targeting the state’s most serious young offenders on parole by introducing electronic monitoring and other measures to better protect the community. In a Victorian first, electronic bracelets will be used to better monitor young offenders and ensure..

NEW PUBLIC PARK FOR CASEY

Victorians can have their say on the location of three new metropolitan parks in Wyndham, Melton and Casey, to be funded with over $20 million from the Andrews Labor Government. The proposed parks will provide a total of 700 hectares of new open space for..

CRANBOURNE, GET READY FOR NEW LANES ON THE MONASH

Cranbourne drivers can look forward to some welcome relief, with more than 30 kilometres of new lanes opening on the Monash Freeway this week – under budget and two months ahead of schedule. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Member for Cranbourne, Jude Perera MP to announce..

Upgrading The Cranbourne, Pakenham And Sunbury Lines

Passengers on the Cranbourne, Pakenham and Sunbury lines will have more comfortable and reliable trains, more often thanks to the biggest rail corridor upgrade in Victoria’s history. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 will provide $572 million to deliver further upgrades to Melbourne’s busiest rail corridor –..

Best Ambulance Response Time In Nine Years

Ambulance response times are the best in nine years thanks to record Andrews Labor Government investment into our ambulance services. Minister for Health and Ambulance Services today released the Victorian Health Services and Ambulance Victoria Performance Data for the March quarter, which also showed improved..